Calling all writers who enjoy working in social environments.
Do you find yourself preferring the crowded coffee shop to the silence of your messy house?
Do you have to stop yourself from telling yet another story about your story that your friends could not care less about?
Do you find yourself wishing for a supportive group in the moment to ask about a word or a phrase?
Are you helpful, friendly, and dedicated to your craft?
Do you like chatting with other nerds who like doing what you're doing?
If you're a social writer, we are looking to start a "critique group" through the Discord platform. Don't know anything about it? You can do a simple search, but it's most popular as a gaming community platform for text communication and voice. Our vision is to establish a confirmed community of writers willing to critique, communicate, and laugh together.
There is an existing writing discord, but it was incredibly confusing and did not function as a critique platform as its primary focus. It seemed well managed on the outside, but very intimidating and confusing.
Our initial idea is to set up the expectation that every community member critiques at least one 2000 word piece a week with an established partner in the group or from the group upload.
-There will be a set day of the week when 2000-5000 words are "due" if you'd like critiqued.
-Critiques will be done through googledocs. This is an easy platform for feedback and any moderator of the group can give you a 60 second run-down of how it works.
-The group will have other resources as well including multi-topic chat groups, tips of the day, and member-made templates.
-We are developing some sort of confirmation process for new members.
Currently, we are looking for anyone interested, but primarily, we are looking for individuals who are familiar with discord or group management to help moderate. We are just starting, but I think this could be a really advantageous platform for social writers who want genuine feedback.
This group is focused on providing a social environment that is relaxed and helpful as a group of critique partners. It does not replace AQC at all, and is in fact, just a different arrangement for critiques while also providing a live community.
You can PM or comment for more information, with questions, and/or to get the discord invite.